14-15th June in Luxembourg
The 15th Open Echternach is scheduled to take place on 14-15th June in the “Hall of Mirrors” and the cloister of the ancient abbey in Luxembourg. The rate of play is 45 minutes for the entire game and there will be 9 rounds of Swiss pairing system.
Total prize fund is 5.500 Euros, main prizes will be awarded according to Hort system. Many symbolic prizes will be given for best scores in the certain rating groups and for best local players. Entry fees, if paid in advance before 13th June, are 25 Euro for adults, 15 Euro for juniors. Add 10 Euro on the opening day.
So far, 220 players have registered but the organisers expect to comfortably reach more than 300 participants. Top rated are GM Daniel Fridman (GER 2640), GM Konstantin Landa (RUS 2633), GM Andrei Istratescu (ROM 2617), GM Alexander Berelovich (UKR 2596), GM Vladimir Epishin (RUS 2566), GM Philipp Schlosser (GER 2563), GM Felix Levin (GER 2546), GM Namig Guliyev (AZE 2542), GM Gennadi Ginsburg (GER 2514) etc.
Serge Brittner email@example.com tel. +352 621219151
Inside the playing hall
The players usually chill out between the rounds